This book gathers together for the first time an important body of texts written by Gian Piero Frassinelli -starting from the Sixties and going through the history of Superstudio
This book gathers together for the first time an important body of texts written by Gian Piero Frassinelli -starting from the Sixties and going through the history of Superstudio and the Radical Architecture Movement, getting to the architectural and anthropological project researches of this days. «Architecture is always an inappropriate phenomenon when it stops at its project stage, it cannot be considered as Architecture. One architect who cannot verify the evolution of his/her idea while constructing, is an architect who is not able to mature this ideas: meaning that all the projects created are inconsistent one with each other, they don’t have a logic and consistent homogeneity, they are monads, fragments of a meaningless conversation, and so, they are useless».
Valter Scelsi / Gian Piero Frassinelli / Francesco Testa / Fracesca Pellicciari
Valter Scelsi: Valter Scelsi is an architect and researcher. He teaches architectural design at the Polytechnic School of the University of Genoa. He co-founded Sp10 in Genoa in 2002. In 2003, he co-founded the Magazzino Sanguineti collective, a contemporaneity research lab. He is also the author of essays and criticism articles on architecture. He is the curator of the Testi di Architettura series of books (Sagep Editori) and the deputy editor of Viceversa magazine. In 2015, the Municipality of Milan entrusted him with the curation and fit-out of the SuperSuperstudio exhibition at the PAC.
Gian Piero Frassinelli: Gian Piero Frassinelli is an architect. He has been a member of the radical group Superstudio since 1968. From 1973 to 1978, he taught at the Department of Architecture in Florence. In 1986, he opened his architectural firm in Florence. His graduation thesis, a project for an Anthropology Research Centre, in 1968 marked the starting point of his research. He continued along that road with the scenarios of the Twelve Ideal Cities in 1972 up to the recent collaborative projects with 2A+P/A for the Budapest Ethnographic Museum (2014) and the archetype for a Central Archive of Human Cultures (2015).
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